Orangeburgh District Migrations

Migration of Henry TAYLOR

1. Henry TAYLOR, born abt 1787 in South Carolina; died in Alabama He married in 1848 in Monroe Co., Alabama Rosannah KELLY, born abt 1831 in South Carolina, daughter of Samuel KELLY.

Notes for Henry TAYLOR: Move to Alabama by 1830. Possible father, John Taylor (b. 1767 NC), moved to Alabama by 1810. Other Taylors (given names) connected to this family: Thomas, Hiram, Martin, Ward, Simeon, Catherine.

Notes for Rosannah KELLY: Andrew Lewis Holman, born in 1813 in South Carolina, the youngest of five children (two brothers and two sisters) and died in 1899 in Baldwin County, AL. When he was 5 years old, his mother died and he was placed in the home of an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor. (One of Andrew's sisters married a DeLoach.). At the age of fifteen he slipped away from the TAYLORs and began a long walk to Alabama where other relatives had previously moved. He patiently made his way on foot to Camden, AL. Speaking of the journey in later years, Andrew said he never begged a meal during the entire journey. He retained this sense of pride, independence and rugged honesty throughout his long and useful career. While at Camden, he set aside wages in order to attend school, thus attaining a practical knowledge of reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic. He married Miss Hespah Williamson, and had a son named Emanuel Wesley HOLMAN (named after Andrew's oldest brother). Hespah died when the child was seven years old. He then moved to Baldwin County, AL, finding employment in the saw mills along the Tensas River near Blakely, AL, the thriving little county seat. In the meantime Mrs. Henry TAYLOR, the aunt who had given Lewis a home in his early childhood days, had moved from South Carolina and built a home near where Bay Minette, AL now stands. He placed his son, Emanuel, in Mrs. TAYLOR's care. He married Emily Arrabella Roberts, and then located along the Perdido River where he operated a ferry. They raised ten children to adulthood. Andrew felled timber on his property to build a schoolhouse, in which he taught his children and those of his neighbors. The school was also used as a church, later becoming the Clear Springs United Methodist Church. Andrew L. HOLMAN represented Baldwin County in the Alabama House of Representatives in the sessions 1868-1870. He was responsible for introducing bills to move the county seat of Baldwin County from Blakely to Daphne and a second bill to form a new county out of portions of Baldwin and Conecuh County to be called Escambia County.

Information provided by Gene Jeffries 11 Apr 2000.

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